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Argument Against Community Service Mandate for Long-Term Unemployed
Christopher Moraff of Philly Mag writes about the rising tension between conservatives and the ongoing community service mandate for the long-term jobless by liberals. He opines that when it comes...more



Rhode Island Foundation Distributes $630,000 Grant for Economic Development
The Rhode Island Foundation releases grant money valued at $630,000 as part of its $1 million promise to subsidize Rhode Island's many projects for economic development. The varied projects will...more

Government Benefits worth the Hard Work
Since President Obama's proposal to increase minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9 by 2015, some states and cities have already lifted their employee salaries above the current minimum wage....more

Reinforcing Work Ethic To Ensure People Find Paid Employment
Work requirements can't be enforced when people can't find work. Recent analysis indicates that at least two-thirds of the growth in food stamps between 2007 and 2011 was the direct result of...more

Employee Ownership Scheme: Why Businesses Are Doing It
More businesses want to get their employees involved in ownership. However, there are specific issues that need to be addressed before jumping on the employee-ownership...more

Young Etruria Entrepreneur Launches Young Creatives
An 18-year-old Etruria entrepreneur has recently launched his social enterprise called Young Creatives. Young Creatives is part of Emeka Forbes's plan to help squash youth unemployment rates in...more

Verizon Wireless to Create Full-Time Jobs in Alabama
Verizon Wireless is going to expand its call center offices to spur 400 full-time jobs in Alabama, particularly in the Huntsville area. The company has announced that more than 300 customer...more

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Iowa Economic Development Authority has unveiled its Project Alluvion, which will grant $18 million in sales tax rebates for Microsoft to create a data center in West Des Moines. The data center...more

Self-Employment is Key to Economic Development
With youth unemployment on the rise, many young people are taking the alternative route to seeking employment, such as starting their own business. To break down some of the barriers that stop...more






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Peanut Farmers in Haiti Benefit from Social Enterprise

Peanut Farmers in Haiti Benefit from Social Enterprise
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